Mark Baenen
  • Spring Green, WI
  • United States
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WTB Corvair Propeller Hub - Older Style

Started Oct 23 0 Replies

I 'm looking for an "older" style or "black" Corvair prop hub for a Corvair airboat project.If you have one or upgraded to the new 'Gold" style and want to sell it, drop me a note.MarkContinue

Tags: black, hub, propeller, corvair

MOTIVATION - Zenith Homecoming and Open House

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Stapleton Sep 25. 4 Replies

If anyone needs some motivation to get their project done in the next year - It's the Zenith Homecoming and Open House!What a fantastic weekend:Excellent panel discussions and presentations - Earl…Continue

Scary climb performance at max gross weight

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Crumley Jun 28. 24 Replies

I have had a great time working through my 40 hr Phase 1 testing. The performance of my Zenith CH750 STOL / Corvair 2.7 l is OK - not spectacular compared to my training in a C172 (but totally…Continue

Zenith Factory Fuel System Components CH750 STOL - For Sale

Started May 22 0 Replies

Fuel line, various hose barb x npt fittings (straight / 45 / 90 degree), clamps and shut off valve as supplied in the whole kit.I used AN fittings and SS braided hose instead.$25 + 11.50 postageMarkContinue

 

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100 Hours!

This last weekend I flew to Dayton, OH (from southern Wisconsin) with my Dad to visit my brother - 258 NM. On the way back the Hobbs meter went over 100 hrs. Whoo Hoo!See More
Oct 29
Mark Baenen posted a discussion

WTB Corvair Propeller Hub - Older Style

I 'm looking for an "older" style or "black" Corvair prop hub for a Corvair airboat project.If you have one or upgraded to the new 'Gold" style and want to sell it, drop me a note.MarkSee More
Oct 23
Mark Baenen posted a discussion

MOTIVATION - Zenith Homecoming and Open House

If anyone needs some motivation to get their project done in the next year - It's the Zenith Homecoming and Open House!What a fantastic weekend:Excellent panel discussions and presentations - Earl Downs is very good.Very fun discussing my plane with new builders.One on one discussion time with experts in the field - Corvair and oil analysis Larry Nelson and WWLearned a lot discussing issues with other pilots that flew in (cooling efficiency with my cowling).Great food and camaraderie.I wanted…See More
Sep 25
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Scary climb performance at max gross weight

I have had a great time working through my 40 hr Phase 1 testing. The performance of my Zenith CH750 STOL / Corvair 2.7 l is OK - not spectacular compared to my training in a C172 (but totally different plane). My Vy is right between 45 & 50 indicated - I rotate at 40 and climb out at 50 @ 500 fpm - good performance. My prop is a Warp Drive 2-Blade 68" ground adjustable that I set for a static rpm of 2850. Full power is close to 3000 rpm and I usually cruise at 2700. Cruise spped is right…See More
May 26
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May 22
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Carburetor Choices - Go With The TRIED & TRUE

I built my Corvair to WW specs but thought that an alternative carb was an attractive option. I test ran and flew with a Sonex Aeroinjector 35 initially, Like some I found it hard to tune and difficult to start in different weather conditions. My cable jammed on startup last week and quickly I was done with that crap. I installed a MA-3SPA carb the last couple days and I have never been HAPPIER! Today I flew with confidence - the new carb started perfectly, was responsive thru the whole range,…See More
May 1
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Cleaning Tips & Tricks - from the "School of Hard Knocks"

I probably have tried just about every cleaning trick known to man and I think that I have come to "as good as it gets". When cleaning a 60 year old engine (I have disassembled and cleaned a half dozen Corvairs now) I think I have tried every soap, solvent and cleaner - always trying to find the easiest solution. WW recommends spending a couple hours with a pressure washer and your engine - NO FUN! It ALWAYS takes a little "armstrong" power but this is what I have found is the ultimate help:A…See More
Apr 9

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STOL CH 750
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Corvair
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At 10:00pm on March 5, 2019, Loren Warner said…

Wow, nice looking package.  

At 12:50pm on November 8, 2017, Richard Kurlinski said…

Good luck on your build!  Let me know if you have interest in seeing what I've done so far.

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Mark Baenen's Blog

100 Hours!

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 8:40am 2 Comments

This last weekend I flew to Dayton, OH (from southern Wisconsin) with my Dad to visit my brother - 258 NM. On the way back the Hobbs meter went over 100 hrs. Whoo Hoo!

Airworthiness Inspection -COMPLETE!

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 8:31pm 7 Comments

Had Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful!Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW! 

Corvair-powered STOL CH 750

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 8:30pm 1 Comment

Todd Davis from the Milwaukee FSDO come to do my airworthiness inspection this AM. Super nice and super helpful! Thank you both FAA and EAA for the great documentation and support. WOW!

EAA Amateur Built Certification Kit

Posted on March 6, 2019 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

For anyone just starting out or almost finished, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the EAA's Amateur Built Certification Kit. It has all the forms, all the steps and all the right language to make getting your paperwork done correctly very easy. It also has good recommendations on the timing to send the various forms in. SUPER helpful!

 
 
 

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